April 1, 2010

the befores + a sneak peak

Welcome to my basement. This is how it has sat for the last year + a half. Pile a bunch of everything in it and you have a not very useful space.



With just a few weekends of drywalling by Kevin, my dad + Kev's dad, we were ready for our friend Kris to come in to do the mudding and taping.

Fast forward to today and here we are. We still have the baseboards and trim to put up in the next few days, so until that's up + finished, you get little views of the room! The TV is on the little wall you see in the image above -


with my side of the road find, after some major cleaning and a little sanding, fits perfectly.

Inspired by my friend Paula at Two Ellie + her gorgeous console, a few little ferns brighten up the space. I found some little planters for them today- ( not shown :)

Gallery wall.. a collection of frames gathered through the years at PB.. some still needing photos or art- I don't mind waiting to fill them with the right pieces!

our kijiji sofa purchase - it's perfect + I couldn't be happier. It's so satisfying to save money. I've already washed the slipcovers and they wash like a dream!
So there it is so far.. I'm working on a little desk area and will share that soon!

18 comments:

MsHark said...

love the frames on the wall & the starfish! great touch.

Breee said...

cute!

it's always good to do some fixing.

love the decorations!

:D

Breee said...

cute decorations!

:D

Charlotta Ward said...

Well done - it looks great!
Love your 'road-side-find' - an old Post Office unit?

Can't wait to see the finished room. Thanks for sharing.

xCharlotta

Vanessa said...

First time visiting your blog. Can't wait to see your finished basement - it looks fab so far!

Nikki said...

So great! When can I move in? I cook...

Sarah B said...

Wow, it's looking great! WHat a nice big space! I love love the road side shelves - totally jealous!!!

Kerry said...

This is looking absolutely fantastic. I love your side of the road find and the gallery wall especially. Well done you..and Kev...and the dads!

agalandherdog said...

Wow -- looks wonderful!

A Perfect Gray said...

oh so wonderful...I know you are adoring it. Your 'find' found the perfect home....!

style-for-style said...

wow we just bought a house in February with an unfinished basement, this post is SOOO inspiring.

p.s. I'm in love with side of the road finds.

paula said...

It is just gorgeous. Love the side of the road find, adds so much character.

Sarah said...

oh my gosh! it is so gorgeous! and your photo taking skills are phenomenal too!

Jamie said...

i love it! your a great decorator! that side of the road find is so fun & looks so good under the tv! can't wait to see more.

monique said...

wowowowow it already looks so comfortable and homey, i love it! you have a great eye for things, including that side of the road find! i need to drive down some of the streets you do, i never see things like that!

Rebecca June said...

I am dying to see the rest!

xoxo

Rebecca June

Jesse said...

Looking so fab! I especially love how your "side of the road find" is looking in the room!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Thanks so much! I never dreamed I would like my side of the road find so much.. I had a little doubt! It truly looked like junk at first, but when I was cleaning it, you can see how well made it is- Someone in the neighborhood was using it in their garage, as a filing system for their business. I'm so glad they didn't need it anymore!